Avis de sécurité (2022-09-02)
OverviewThreat actors targeting customers of a bank in order to steal bank account credentials
Threat actors are using a BNP Paribas phishing theme to collect credit card credentials.
The phishing e-mail lures a potential victim with a fake security warning.
When clicking on the link, the user is first presented a fake notice that claims that
BNP PARIBAS reinforces the security of the online accounts, in line with the European Directive on Payment Services.
In order to “enable” those security services, the user has to click on the link ‘SYNCHRONISATION’, where they will then be asked to enter their customer number and secret code.
Once that information is provided, the victim has to enter their mobile number and afterwards the code received as SMS.
Finally, the user has to provide his e-mail address and password associated with the bank account.
Note that neither the phishing mail nor the landing page are in any way linked to BNP Paribas.
PreventionIf you are uncertain about the authenticity of an email, do not hesitate to contact the entity that seems to have sent you the email using a safe communication manner, using the phone for example (no phone number from the untrusted email must be used in order to verify the authenticity).
If you are working for the Luxembourgish government or are using any of the GOVCERT.LU services, it is important to forward phishing emails to us (using Reporting an incident or the Outlook button). This will allow us to take down phishing websites and protect members of our constituency.